Menemen is a traditional Turkish dish which includes eggs, tomato, green peppers, and spices such as ground black and red pepper cooked in olive oil. Cheese, and other charcuterie products such as sucuk or pastırma may also be added. Here is our menemen recipe.
Ingredients for Menemen eggs
- 2 tablespoons of olive oil
- 3 banana peppers (after cleaning the stem and seeds, finely chopped)
- 3 medium size tomatoes
- 1/2 teaspoon of salt
- 3 eggs
- Optional: a few slices of cheese
Instructions for making Menemen eggs
Pour the olive oil in your pan.
Add the peppers to the pan and fry them until the peppers change color.
Add the finely chopped tomatoes.
Close the lid of the pan on the low stove and wait for the tomatoes to cook well.
Once the tomatoes are cooked you can add the eggs.
You can whisk the eggs in a separate bowl while the tomatoes are cooing and add them, or you can break the eggs directly into the pan and mix them in the pan.
Add salt and wait until the eggs are cooked.
You can also add cheese after adding eggs.
Serve menemen hot.